Steelers' Rashard Mendenhall 'right on schedule'

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Seven months to the day after tearing the ACL in his right knee, Rashard Mendenhall said on Wednes­day that he’s “right on schedule” with his rehabilitation.

When asked if he has any idea what, exactly, that schedule entails, the Pittsburgh Steelers running back responded, “No, none at all.”

• QB Ben Roethlisberger revealed he has a “little torn rotator cuff” in an interview Wednesday with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

The Post-Gazette reported that Roethlisberger suffered the injury in a Nov. 6 game against Baltimore.

CHARGERS: Running back Ryan Mathews is listed as “day to day” after getting banged up in a car accident.

Mathews told reporters he banged an elbow “a little bit” on Tuesday.

He said the accident occurred while he was driving a familiar road on his way to the team hotel after watching a movie at his home. “It’s a freak thing that happened,” he said. “I drive that corner every day going to work.”

GIANTS: Coach Tom Coughlin feels the league didn’t use common sense in suspending safety Tyler Sash four games for a violation of the league’s performance enhancing drug policy.

Sash said he took a prescription drug (Adderall) while under a doctor’s care for an anxiety condition in March.

Coughlin said he understands the rule but “sometimes you think maybe common sense needs to be involved in this.”

JETS: Chaz Schilens was offended by cornerback Antonio Cromartie’s recent comments that he thinks he’s the team’s second-best wide receiver, calling it a “slight” to the players at his position.

Cromartie, who could play some at receiver this season, was asked on ESPN First Take on Tuesday where he thinks he’d rank on the depth chart. He said he’d be behind only Santonio Holmes – putting him ahead of every other receiver, including Schilens, who signed as a free agent.


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